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Local Agencies Provide Free Food At Greenfield Drive-Through

GREENFIELD (April 24) — During a time when businesses are closed or operating on a limited basis and citizens are unemployed, because of the restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, many are having a hard time making ends meet. For some, this means not having enough money to purchase a sufficient amount of food to eat.
In response to this need, Sacks Thrift Avenue, in partnership with the City of Greenfield and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, hosted a drive-through grocery giveaway at Greenfield School teacher’s parking lot Friday morning to help feed local families.
According to Greenfield City Recorder Callie Croom Smithson, city employees, elected officials and others, were among approximately 67 volunteers who showed up to offer their assistance. These volunteers placed a total of 25,000 lbs. of food in 150 vehicles of people who turned out for the event. The groceries were distributed to 635 area citizens. The bags of food were distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, until they ran out of groceries.
Wendell Jellison with Sack’s Thrift Avenue organized the event to serve the Greenfield community.

Some of the volunteers assisting with the grocery giveaway (L to R): Jerica Spikes, Callie Smithson, Bob Dudley, Matthew Paschall, Robert Rodriguez, Cindy McAdams, and Wendell Jellison.

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